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red heart® loop-it™ loopy mermaid tail blanket

Let your imagination run free with this cozy mermaid blanket. Red Heart® Loop-It™ yarn means you don’t need to know how to knit or crochet to make it. Instead, pre-made loops make it easy to work your stitches evenly. Take a look at the free pattern below to get started!
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Mermaid Tail measures 26" [66 cm] waist x 53" [134 cm]

GAUGE: Gauge is not necessary for this project

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:

   -  K2tog (Knit 2 Sts Together): Pull one loop of working yarn through next 2 loops of previous row – 1 st decreased.


INSTRUCTIONS:

TAIL

With A, measure 44 loops (approximately 26" [66 cm]) and create a circle to create base round. Place marker in first loop for beginning of round.

Beginning Border

Rounds 1-3 (Right Side): Working from left to right around circle, pull loops of working yarn through loops of previous round, working from back to front, knit round formed (44 sts). Do not turn work.

Rounds 4-17: Working from left to right, pull loops of working yarn through loops of previous round to last 2 loops, k2tog, 30 sts remain on last row worked. Do not turn work.

Round 18: Working from left to right, pull loops of working yarn through loops of previous round. Do not turn work.

Repeat Round 18 until piece measures 34" [86 cm] from beginning. Cut A. 

Step 2

Fin

Lay tail flat, with beginning marker positioned in center of back. Piece will be worked back and forth in rows.

Row 1: Working with B, beginning at first front loop on left and working from left to right, [pull next loop of working yarn through front st of previous round, pull next loop of working yarn through back st of previous round] across,b until all 30 loops have been worked.

Row 2Working from right to left, pull loops of working yarn through loops of previous row, working from back to front, knit row formed. Do not turn work.

Row 3: Working from left to right, pull loops of working yarn through loops of previous row, working from back to front, knit row formed. Do not turn work.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 four more times for a total of 10 rows.

Shaping Fin

Both sides of Fin are worked separately. 

Step 3

Right Fin

Row 1: Working from right to left, pull loops of working yarn through next 13 loops, k2tog, leave remaining loops unworked for Left Fin (14 sts). Do not turn work.

Row 2: Working from left to right, k2tog, pull loops of working yarn through loops of previous row (13 sts). Do not turn work.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until there is only one loop remaining. Pull working yarn through loop to fasten off.


Left Fin

Row 1: Working with B, beginning at first loop on left and working from left to right in unworked loops of Row 1 of Right Fin, pull loops of working yarn through next 13 loops of previous row, k2tog (14 sts). Do not turn work.

Row 2: Working from right to left, k2tog, pull loops of working yarn through loops of previous row (13 sts). Do not turn work.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until there is only one loop remaining. Pull working yarn through loop to fasten off.


Finishing: Weave in ends. You can tack ends down with sewing thread to help camouflage them in back of the work.


ABBREVIATIONS:

A, B, C = Color A, B, C

Cm = Centimeters

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 Sts Together

Mm = Millimeters

St(s) = Stitch(es)

[ ] = Work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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